Radnor in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Radnor Cemetery Lych Gate
Built in 1910, this lych gate was designed by local architect William Robert Powell to commemorate early settlers of Radnor who emigrated from Wales. Traditional in England and Wales, lych gates are covered gateways used to shelter coffins until clergymen arrive for burial. The Radnor lych gate has two openings: a larger one designed for horse-drawn hearse and a smaller one for mourners. Powell added the tower to resemble a church steeple for a more ecclesiastical style. Constructed of stone from the local Meredith quarry, the gate features raised joints and oak gates to close the entrance.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Radnor Township Trustees, The Radnor Heritage Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 23.06′ N, 83° 8.977′ W. Marker is in Radnor, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on Radnor Road (County Road 198) 0.1 miles east of State Route 203, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Radnor OH 43066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Radnor Presbyterian Log Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Stone Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Prospect War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Prospect State Route 47 Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Morrow (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Delaware County Fair / Little Brown Jug (approx. 6.2 miles away); Scioto Park Stone #4 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Scioto Park Stone #3 (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Lych Gate. (Submitted on January 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Restoration of a lych gate in County Durham, England. (Submitted on January 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.